Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship

Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship

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by Maynard Webb, Carlye Adler
     
 

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"Maynard Webb's old-school belief in working hard and shooting for the stars, combined with his understanding of cutting-edge technology, is the playbook for winning at whatever you do."
Jed York, CEO, San Francisco 49ers

Maynard Webb has always been the go-to guy when Silicon Valley companies have tough problems. Whether revamping eBay's

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"Maynard Webb's old-school belief in working hard and shooting for the stars, combined with his understanding of cutting-edge technology, is the playbook for winning at whatever you do."
Jed York, CEO, San Francisco 49ers

Maynard Webb has always been the go-to guy when Silicon Valley companies have tough problems. Whether revamping eBay's crashing servers (transforming a potential technological disaster into a competitive strength) or investing in emerging technology start-ups, Webb brings strategic and operational savvy to every issue and venture. In his first book, Webb brings this same focus to tackle outdated models of work, created a century ago, which no longer sync up with either individual or employers' needs.

Through a unique framework that demonstrates how we can leverage technology to create better job opportunities and foster more balanced lives, Webb identifies four different mindsets around work—the Company Man or Woman, CEO of Your Own Destiny, the Disenchanted Employee, and the Aspiring Entrepreneur—which distinguish individuals who are self-motivated from those who are waiting to be discovered. By better understanding which of these mindsets best represents your own attitude and how to adapt and move from one frame to another, you'll gain the tools to become more self-actualized and ultimately more fulfilled in your career.

In identifying a paradigm shift that is already under way, Webb demonstrates clearly how everyone—employers and employees—can harness technology to become more productive at work, embrace personal happiness, and even spend more time with our families. With personalized worksheets and empowering action-oriented advice, Rebooting Work will help anyone reap the benefits of reimagining the way we approach work today.

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#3 New York Times Best Seller (Hardcover Advice,How-To, and Miscellaneous)
#6 New York Times Best Seller (HardcoverBusiness)
#2 Wall Street Journal Best Seller (HardcoverBusiness)
#9 Publishers Weekly Best Seller (HardcoverNonfiction)
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#10 Washington Post Best Seller(Nonfiction)

“You can't have everything you want, but you can have thethings that really matter to you. Rebooting Work shows youhow to make the right changes to get the most out of work—andlife.”
—Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo!

“Maynard Webb is one of those rare individuals who seestremendous possibility where others see problems. In RebootingWork, he applies to individuals the same intuition andexpertise that helped leading companies embrace technology andprosper. This is a terrific guide for anyone who wants not just afulfilling career, but also a fulfilling life.”
Howard Schultz, chairman, president, andCEO, Starbucks Coffee Company

“The world is changing faster than ever. The social,mobile, and cloud technologies that are being rapidly adoptedprovide amazing new opportunities to engage with customers andemployees, and fundamentally change the way we need to manage ourcompanies. Rebooting Work outlines how tomorrow’ssuccessful companies must completely rethink how they work toengage and motivate people.”
Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO,salesforce.com; author, Behind the Cloud

Rebooting Work covers a fascinatingtopic—the future of work—and nobody is better qualified to write about it than legendary Silicon Valley companybuilder Maynard Webb.”
Marc Andreessen, co-founder and generalpartner, Andreessen Horowitz; co-founder, NetscapeCommunications

“Maynard is one of the most effective leaders I have everworked with. He knows how to blend innovation with executionat scale. Rebooting Work shares the practical insightsand lessons from his experience.”
John Donahoe, president and CEO,eBay

“In order to succeed you must have the courage to takerisks. Rebooting Work outlines the reasons to choose changeand gives readers a foundation for success.”
Brad Smith, president and CEO,Intuit

“Maynard Webb’s old-school belief in working hardand shooting for the stars, combined with his understanding ofcutting-edge technology, is the playbook for winning at whateveryou do.”
Jed York, CEO, San Francisco 49ers

“People do not like to be managed, but they love to beled. Rebooting Work introduces a new vision for work andMaynard Webb leads readers to a place they want to go, one that hasless traffic congestion and a better work-lifebalance.”
Scott McNealy, co-founder, Sun Microsystems;chairman, Wayin; founder, Curriki

“In every corner of society, there are optimists,agitators, and rabble-rousers—people who have never lost hopethat it is possible to create change. Maynard Webb has createdeconomic and technological change through so many companieshe’s helped build.  In Rebooting Work, he takeshis message of hope to change how the world works.”
Jeffrey Skoll, founder and chairman,Participant Media; founder and chairman, The SkollFoundation; former president, eBay

“As you go and pursue career goals, it’s importantto do something that you love. Rebooting Work acknowledgesthe importance of putting passion and purpose in work. Maynard Webb—Silicon Valley’s go-to guy to get stuffdone—gives you a framework to help you getthere.”
Jeffrey Housenbold, president & CEO,Shutterfly

“Rebooting Work is as profound as it is a pleasureto read. Not only will this book help you achieve the happinessthat comes with being fulfilled, itwill also help companies achievefar more by cultivating and supporting motivated and high-spiritedpeople.”
—James M. Citrin, leader, CEO and board practice, SpencerStuart; author, You Need a Leader, Now What?

“The social and mobile revolution is forcing customerservice contact centers to go social or get left behind withdecreased customer loyalty and loss of market share. We’reseeing companies transform their businesses and reach new heightsof success by integrating social and mobile capabilities in theircustomer service contact center. Rebooting Work takes adifferent angle on the revolution—how this positively impactsindividuals—and shows anyone how to get onboard.”
—Marty Beard, president and CEO, LiveOps

“We are all entrepreneurs, accountable for our ownprofessional destiny—whether we are launching a technologystart up or working in a large corporation. This unique andaccessible book is one big Silicon Valley mentoring session,delivered by a battle-tested executive with a can-doattitude.”
Thomas J. Tierney, co-founder and chairman,Bridgespan Group; former CEO, Bain & Company; co-author,Aligning the Stars and Give Smart

“Maynard Webb understands the importance of thinking bigand starting small. Rebooting Work is an engaging andinformative book that helps readers find clarity of purpose. Itwill influence entrepreneurs for years to come.”
Jim Goetz, general partner, SequoiaCapital 

“Enlightening, entertaining, extremely practical. MaynardWebb has given us the best kind of business book: a treasure-troveof practical wisdom woven into a fascinating story. If you arelooking for a highly-readable map to business success in the 21stcentury, look no further. Maynard Webb helped invent the newtechnological world we live in, and no one knows better how tochannel the power of technology while maintaining the essentialheart-connections that allow work to be a source of joy andlife-satisfaction. Get this book! Reading RebootingWork could well be the best investment you make thisyear.”
Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author, The BigLeap and The Corporate Mystic

“Seeing trends in technology early is what matters.Maynard Webb sees them early, and Rebooting Work coverswhat’s next in IT and how to use it to transform work andyour life.”
Matt Carey, executive VP and CIO, The HomeDepot

“A near perfect storm of digital technologies has enabledthe emergence of electronic marketplaces for everything from stocksto antiques. In Rebooting Work, Maynard Webb compellinglyillustrates the emergent electronic marketplace for jobs and theprofound implications this has for our careers.”
—William A. Thornton, former CTO, FidelityInvestments

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118226155
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
571,834
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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“You can't have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. Rebooting Work shows you how to make the right changes to get the most out of work—and life.”
—Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo!

“Maynard Webb is one of those rare individuals who sees tremendous possibility where others see problems. In Rebooting Work, he applies to individuals the same intuition and expertise that helped leading companies embrace technology and prosper. This is a terrific guide for anyone who wants not just a fulfilling career, but also a fulfilling life.”
Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and CEO, Starbucks Coffee Company

“The world is changing faster than ever. The social, mobile, and cloud technologies that are being rapidly adopted provide amazing new opportunities to engage with customers and employees, and fundamentally change the way we need to manage our companies. Rebooting Work outlines how tomorrow’s successful companies must completely rethink how they work to engage and motivate people.”
Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com; author, Behind the Cloud

Rebooting Work covers a fascinating topic—the future of work—and nobody is better qualified to write about it than legendary Silicon Valley company builder Maynard Webb.”
Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner, Andreessen Horowitz; co-founder, Netscape Communications

“Maynard is one of the most effective leaders I have ever worked with. He knows how to blend innovation with execution at scale. Rebooting Work shares the practical insights and lessons from his experience.”
John Donahoe, president and CEO, eBay

“In order to succeed you must have the courage to take risks. Rebooting Work outlines the reasons to choose change and gives readers a foundation for success.”
Brad Smith, president and CEO, Intuit

“Maynard Webb’s old-school belief in working hard and shooting for the stars, combined with his understanding of cutting-edge technology, is the playbook for winning at whatever you do.”
Jed York, CEO, San Francisco 49ers

“People do not like to be managed, but they love to be led. Rebooting Work introduces a new vision for work and Maynard Webb leads readers to a place they want to go, one that has less traffic congestion and a better work-life balance.”
Scott McNealy, co-founder, Sun Microsystems; chairman, Wayin; founder, Curriki

“In every corner of society, there are optimists, agitators, and rabble-rousers—people who have never lost hope that it is possible to create change. Maynard Webb has created economic and technological change through so many companies he’s helped build. In Rebooting Work, he takes his message of hope to change how the world works.”
Jeffrey Skoll, founder and chairman, Participant Media; founder and chairman, The Skoll Foundation; former president, eBay

“As you go and pursue career goals, it’s important to do something that you love. Rebooting Work acknowledges the importance of putting passion and purpose in work. Maynard Webb—Silicon Valley’s go-to guy to get stuff done—gives you a framework to help you get there.”
Jeffrey Housenbold, president & CEO, Shutterfly

“Rebooting Work is as profound as it is a pleasure to read. Not only will this book help you achieve the happiness that comes with being fulfilled, it will also help companies achieve far more by cultivating and supporting motivated and high-spirited people.”
—James M. Citrin, leader, CEO and board practice, Spencer Stuart; author, You Need a Leader, Now What?

“The social and mobile revolution is forcing customer service contact centers to go social or get left behind with decreased customer loyalty and loss of market share. We’re seeing companies transform their businesses and reach new heights of success by integrating social and mobile capabilities in their customer service contact center. Rebooting Work takes a different angle on the revolution—how this positively impacts individuals—and shows anyone how to get on board.”
—Marty Beard, president and CEO, LiveOps

“We are all entrepreneurs, accountable for our own professional destiny—whether we are launching a technology start up or working in a large corporation. This unique and accessible book is one big Silicon Valley mentoring session, delivered by a battle-tested executive with a can-do attitude.”
Thomas J. Tierney, co-founder and chairman, Bridgespan Group; former CEO, Bain & Company; co-author, Aligning the Stars and Give Smart

“Maynard Webb understands the importance of thinking big and starting small. Rebooting Work is an engaging and informative book that helps readers find clarity of purpose. It will influence entrepreneurs for years to come.”
Jim Goetz, general partner, Sequoia Capital

“Enlightening, entertaining, extremely practical. Maynard Webb has given us the best kind of business book: a treasure-trove of practical wisdom woven into a fascinating story. If you are looking for a highly-readable map to business success in the 21st century, look no further. Maynard Webb helped invent the new technological world we live in, and no one knows better how to channel the power of technology while maintaining the essential heart-connections that allow work to be a source of joy and life-satisfaction. Get this book! Reading Rebooting Work could well be the best investment you make this year.”
Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author, The Big Leap and The Corporate Mystic

“Seeing trends in technology early is what matters. Maynard Webb sees them early, and Rebooting Work covers what’s next in IT and how to use it to transform work and your life.”
Matt Carey, executive VP and CIO, The Home Depot

“A near perfect storm of digital technologies has enabled the emergence of electronic marketplaces for everything from stocks to antiques. In Rebooting Work, Maynard Webb compellingly illustrates the emergent electronic marketplace for jobs and the profound implications this has for our careers.”
—William A. Thornton, former CTO, Fidelity Investments

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